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S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-Winning Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.

I’m a USA Today bestselling author and I’m passionate about action romance. I love stories that combine the thrill of falling in love with the excitement of action, danger and adventure. I’m a sucker for that moment when the team is walking in slow motion, shoulder-to-shoulder heading off into battle. I write about people overcoming unbeatable odds and achieving seemingly impossible goals. I like to believe it’s possible for all of us to do the same.

My books are mixture of action, adventure and sexy romance and they’re recommended for anyone who enjoys fast-paced stories where the boy wins the girl at the end (or sometimes the girl wins the boy!)

Tiffany Roberts is the pseudonym for Tiffany and Robert Freund, a husband and wife writing duo. Tiffany was born and bred in Idaho, and Robert was a native of New York City before moving across the country to be with her. The two have always shared a passion for reading and writing, and it was their dream to combine their mighty powers to create the sorts of books they want to read. They write character driven sci-fi and fantasy romance, creating happily-ever-afters for the alien and unknown.

USA Today Best Selling Author

Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!

She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the official audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”

Award-winning, USA Today Bestselling author Pauline never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance.

Laurie A. Green is a three-time RWA Golden Heart® finalist, an award-winning author, and a science fiction romance enthusiast who founded the SFR Brigade community of writers, which is now over 1,000 members strong. 

 She confesses to being an Andromeda Galaxy groupie and would someday love to own a vacation home on Mars or Titan. She's enthused to be a part of this wonderful anthology mash-up of two of her favorite things--pets and space.

Donna McDonald published her first romance novel in March of 2011. Many novels later, she admits to living her own happily ever after as a full-time author. 

Her work spans several genres, such as contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction. 

Humor is the most common element across all her writing. Addicted to making readers laugh, she includes a good dose of romantic comedy in every book.

Regine Abel is a sci-fi and paranormal romance author. Hot alien warriors meeting no-nonsense, kick-ass heroine give her warm fuzzies. She is completely addicted to stories with aliens that look like aliens, strange shifters, magic or psychic powers, and the world building of fresh new alien worlds. But she’s also a sucker for demons, vampires and all the dark creatures that go bump in the night. Her perfect heroes are big, muscular males, brutal and ruthless to their enemies, jealous and possessive, but that turn into soft and cuddly teddy bears when it comes to their woman!

Alexis Glynn Latner likes to write tales of romantic adventure that touch readers’ hearts and their minds as well. She also writes nonfiction, does editing, teaches and mentors creative writing, and works at Rice University’s Fondren Library in Houston, Texas. For fun and real-life adventure she is a sailplane pilot. 

Her science fiction and fantasy stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Amazing Stories, and many print and online anthologies including the USA Today best-selling Pets in Space. She’s had stories in a couple of mystery anthologies too. Her science fiction novel Hurricane Moon was published by Pyr (Prometheus Books) in 2007 and again by Avendis Press in 2014 with the sequels Downfall Tide, Star Crossing, and finally Helldive in 2018.  

A new romantic science fiction series begins with Witherspin in late 2019. Witherspin unfolds in the same invented world as Winter’s Prince, with some of the same characters. They find themselves living in interesting and dangerous times!

SFR Galaxy Award Winner JC Hay writes romantic science fiction, space opera, and cyberpunk where the relationships matter just as much as the tech. After all, the coolest gadgets in the world are useless without someone to share them.


E.D. Walker, a native of Los Angeles, is the author of The Fairy Tales of Lyond Series that begins with Enchanting the King. By day, E.D. helps corral engineers for NASA (without doing any of the tech stuff herself, of course). By night, she loves to write her clever heroes and heroines bantering their way to true love. E.D. is a total geek, a movie buff, and a mediocre swing dancer. E.D. and her family live in sunny Southern California with one of the neediest housecats on the planet.

Kyndra Hatch grew up with a fascination for science fiction and a deep interest in ancient civilizations, a combination which fuels her active imagination. After twelve exciting years as an archaeologist, Kyndra pursues a passion for writing and has discovered her works have a decidedly science fiction romantic flair. She is a USA Today bestselling author and an active member of the SFR Brigade. 

Kyndra also writes science fiction, horror, and dark humor short stories as L.K. Hatchett.

Cassandra Chandler spent her preschool years daydreaming that she was an android from the planet Mars sent here to observe humans. She's not entirely sure this isn't true. She uses her vivid imagination to make the world more interesting, spawning the ideas she turns into her whimsical Science Fiction romcoms and darkly evocative Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Romances. Fast-paced and funny, lighthearted or dark, her stories will introduce you to characters you want to be friends with and worlds where you'd like to build a vacation home.

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Pauline Baird Jones
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Oct 8, 2019
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1480
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9781942583707
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English
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Exploration
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This collection of science fiction short stories includes tales about:

Nuclear apocalypse;
Alien contact;
Economic chaos;
Political upheaval;
Secret space programs;
Dangerous pharmaceutical drugs;
Underground alien bases;
Shadow governments;
And what happens when we die.

There’s a little something for everyone in this collection of sci-fi stories. Aliens and economic catastrophe are the main themes, and what would happen if society stopped working.

If you like those stories, this book is for you. Read through the first stories with the “Look Inside” feature. If you like what you see, buy a copy.

Short Excerpt from "The Truth Embargo"

Why, the space marine wondered, why? He had a hard time wrapping his head around it all, and now with the 2016 election just a few months away and full disclosure finally looking like a reality, he had to know. Lives depended on it, especially in the far reaches of the Oort Cloud. Out there anything could happen, especially when news traveled to the hostile races that the humans were indeed serious about changing their ways, becoming more outward looking than continuously focused inward. Fred frowned – that meant his eighteen years of secrecy would be up. But then it was a lot longer than that, wasn’t it? At least since that day back in ’79 when he’d been pulled into it all.

The ship lurched, and Fred was pulled from his thoughts. He looked out the port window again. Yep, it wouldn’t be long now. He glanced back down at the report.

It was clear they could never have extradited McKinnon because that evidence the Americans would have to present at the trial or hearing or whatever, it would prove, without a doubt, that aliens and UFOs do exist, but more than that, it would show that the US and other countries have known about it for some time. Perhaps most damaging, and illegal, would be the proof that the American government has been funneling funds to their deep space military programs, off-world military installations, and troop deployments to them.

It all began in 1980 with “Solar Warden,” the secret space fleet that’s been exploring, colonizing and militarizing space for nearly four decades now. In 2014 Solar Warden had a black budget of $52.6 billion and that rose to $58.7 billion in 2015.

Fred put the report down, closed the folder, smiled. $52 billion, he thought, then smiled despite himself. That’s just what was revealed to keep the hardest legal pressure off – everyone knew that there were deeper black budgets, perhaps going into the trillions of dollars. Where’d the hell they think that national debt was going to, infrastructure?

The ship lurched again, and there was a terrible groaning sound all through the large vessel. Fred had heard it all before, for he’d been to Jupiter plenty of times. That’s where the true infrastructure was being built, there and in the Oort Cloud. Fred shuddered in spite of the insulated and heat-sensitive suit – the far reaches just had a tendency to do that to him.


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What is the future like?  

And I mean, way into the future, like 50,000 years.
Henry Matthew knows. He was in stasis for 50,000 years until his revival.
You might say he’s the luckiest man in the universe. By pure chance, his head along with all his thoughts and memories were protected and preserved, allowing him to stay alive for 50,000 years.
* What does this future hold?
* Total peace?
* Long life?
* Enlightened Democracy?
. . . or something else.

50,000 years into the future Henry Matthews is about to embark on a journey of great discovery.
What does this future think of him?
Since their own ancient record of human existence only goes back 35,000 years, trillions of people are startled to discover the existence of an unknown ancient history when Henry awakens.
However, some refuse to believe human history is older than 35,000 years, so that could only mean one thing. Henry Matthews must be something other than a human being.
. . . but what?
This novel also tries to establish relationships between 'ancient' and 'new' by comparing a few aspects of the different cultures and languages that you would expect to change over these vast periods of time: does the hero of the story manage to figure out what the new languages he encounters evolved from?
PART 1 - How Henry Matthews finds his way to 50,000 A.D.
PART 2 - How he is discovered and what anxiety and/or thrills it causes in these future societies in both a political and spiritual way.
PART 3 - Henry is revived and his relationship to this new era is exposed.
PART 4 - Opps! sorry no spoilers (but you will be intrigued by what happens).

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 Think NASA's last shuttle flight was the end of American technological space dominance?July 21, 2011 might have been the final date of the Atlantis shuttle flight, but it sure wasn't the end of amazing discoveries.
In PART 1 of this fictionalized series of that flight, the crew comes into first contact with alien extraterrestrials who discover the Atlantis space shuttle as they are finishing their last few orbits around Earth.
If earthlings are stunned at this UFO sighting, the aliens are even more stunned. . .
Part 2. Expectations go beyond anyone's dreams as the reality of faster than light travel is introduced to humans. However, the reality of extraterrestrial contact it not what they expected.
Part 3 of 'Last Shuttle Flight, First Alien Contact' demonstrates the different mindsets of both humans and aliens in this space exploration adventure of a first contact UFO sighting. Being aware of each other has altered the thinking of both. This sequel of a extraterrestrial contact series demonstrates how these two species begin to deal with each other and what their expectations for the future hold.
The big question is, will the Earth survive a second alien expedition. . .

To solve these mysteries, order a copy of Last Shuttle Flight, First Alien Contact today.

This Omnibus Edition collects the three parts of this story into a single book.
(note: all people in this novel are fictionalized characters who have no relationship or bearing with anyone in the space program past or present.).
From a multiple Hugo winner and Science Fiction Grand Master: Three mind-bending stories featuring future worlds, space travel, and aliens.
 
Author Philip José Farmer blasts into space, races into the future, and travels back in time in three astoundingly original and thrilling science fiction adventures.
 
The Lovers: Linguist Hal Yarrow catches a lucky break with an assignment on planet Ozagen, allowing him to escape the theocracy on thirty-first-century Earth. But he can’t shake Pornsen, his gapt—something like a personal guardian angel—who harangues him for even the slightest wrongdoing. Yarrow submits to Pornsen’s constant chaperoning, until he meets Jeannette Rastignac. She’s not his wife, his faith says any contact with her is sin, and there are other, odder warnings about Jeannette. But Yarrow’s in love . . .
 
Dark Is the Sun: Fifteen billion years in the future, the Earth is cooling and dying. All the planet’s life forms have wildly mutated, civilization is primitive, and the sun is cold and black. Deyv, a young member of the Turtle Tribe, is on the hunt for his stolen soul egg, which has been purloined by the thieving creature Yawtl. Without his egg, he won’t be able to mate, so Deyv and his companions set out on a quest, leading them across a continent, through many wonders and terrors, to the lair of a mysterious off-worlder who may hold the key to an escape from their rapidly perishing planet.
 
Riders of the Purple Wage: This Hugo Award winner introduces Chib, a young artist hiding out from the IRS in the ultimate welfare state, a society where everyone receives the same wage from birth and stays connected through a personal video device called “fido.” Chib must win a grant at his next art show—or he’ll be shipped to another society as part of a government exchange program. But his tendency toward provocation and blasphemy may be his undoing.
 
Showcasing the epic range of Farmer’s imagination, these varied tales are brilliant, provocative, and endlessly entertaining.
 
 

Sci-fi to fall in love with…

7 full-length novels that explore the future without forgetting that the most dangerous battles will always be within the human heart. Aliens, AI, cyborgs, galactic empires, space battles, and romance...you’ll find them all here, along with heroines and heroes you’ll cheer for.

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Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper.
In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed, and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay.
At the heart of the empire, Teresa Duarte prepares to take on the burden of her father's godlike ambition. The sociopathic scientist Paolo Cortázar and the Mephistophelian prisoner James Holden are only two of the dangers in a palace thick with intrigue, but Teresa has a mind of her own and secrets even her father the emperor doesn't guess.
And throughout the wide human empire, the scattered crew of the Rocinante fights a brave rear-guard action against Duarte's authoritarian regime. Memory of the old order falls away, and a future under Laconia's eternal rule -- and with it, a battle that humanity can only lose -- seems more and more certain. Because against the terrors that lie between worlds, courage and ambition will not be enough...
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Lt. Fallyn Damara was sent by the Sectors to investigate a strange transmission from an isolated planet and determine whether the residents of a vanished colony had been transported there by alien enemies. Fallyn’s ship crashes and she’s taken prisoner by the Khagrish scientists, to await her fate in the slate of horrifying experiments being conducted. 


Reede, the second ranking enforcer in the Badari Warrior pack, volunteers to be recaptured by the Khagrish in an effort to locate and rescue Fallyn inside the deadly lab complex.


While a prisoner Reede discovers Fallyn is the woman destined to become his fated mate but the moment is bittersweet because Fallyn will be leaving their world at the first opportunity, to report back to the Sectors. He refuses to complete the mate bond, believing to do so will lead to nothing but lifelong misery for them both, separated by lightyears and interstellar politics.

For her part, Fallyn wants to shake up the rule-bound enforcer and persuade him to take a chance on love.


But first they have to escape the Khagrish.


This is the tenth book in the Badari Warriors world (and the ninth book in the numbered series) and each novel has a satisfying Happy for Now ending for the hero and heroine, not a cliffhanger. Some overarching issues do remain unresolved in each book since this is an ongoing series but romance always wins the day in my novels!

BADARI WARRIORS Timeline:

AYDARR

MATEER

TIMTUR

JADRIAN

DARIK

GABE

KIERCE

CAMRON

BADARI WARRIOR’S BABY: MEGAN AND MATEER

REEDE


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